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  • Prize money: £14850
  • 0m 6f 16y
  • Class 3
  • 11 runners
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Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Light rain

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 46-361 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 5yo who has endured some lengthy absences but his win at Kempton (6f, Polytrack) last time shows that the ability remains; has winning form on Tapeta (at Wolverhampton) and is respected from 3lb higher.

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1st

6

(7)

28th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 3

16:50 Southwell (AW)

Al Barez

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Tom Clover

Lightly raced 5yo who has endured some lengthy absences but his win at Kempton (6f, Polytrack) last time shows that the ability remains; has winning form on Tapeta (at Wolverhampton) and is respected from 3lb higher.

7/2

1st

2

(9)

1st Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:05 Kempton (AW)

Al Barez

9st 9lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Tom Clover

His two runs back from a nine-month break have been full of promise, going down narrowly over C&D in February and then finishing sixth at Wolverhampton last month, dropped in from a wide stall and making good late headway; that looked a strong race at the time and the subsequent wins of the second and third give it some ballast; still not fully exposed.

7/2

6th

6

(12)

9th Mar 2024

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0m 6f 20y

Class 3

17:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Al Barez

9st 4lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Tom Clover

C&D winner; still not exposed and he made an encouraging return to action at Kempton three weeks ago, sneaking up the far rail to lead in the final furlong but swamped by two fast finishers; has races in him off this mark but a lower draw would have been preferred.

11/2

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6/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 411247 CD

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Not disgraced when beaten less than 2l into seventh of 16 at Newbury (6f, good to soft) nine days ago, but looks better on the AW and has been successful in his last two appearances over C&D; still 7lb above his last winning mark, but 1lb lower than when second of 12 in a 0-105 at Newcastle (5f, Tapeta) last month; chance.

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2nd

7

(9)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:30 Ascot

Billyjoh

9st 4lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Michael Appleby

Progressive sprinter who recorded a personal best when second of 11 at Southwell (6f, AW) 12 days ago; should be just as effective on turf in time and he's due to be 3lb higher from the weekend; has to be on the shortlist.

3/1

2nd

3

(3)

28th Apr 2024

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0m 6f 16y

Class 3

16:50 Southwell (AW)

Billyjoh

9st 4lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Michael Appleby

Not disgraced when beaten less than 2l into seventh of 16 at Newbury (6f, good to soft) nine days ago, but looks better on the AW and has been successful in his last two appearances over C&D; still 7lb above his last winning mark, but 1lb lower than when second of 12 in a 0-105 at Newcastle (5f, Tapeta) last month; chance.

6/1

7th

5

(17)

19th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:12 Newbury

Billyjoh

9st 5lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Michael Appleby

Progressive sprinter; doesn't help himself with slow starts but he ran another solid race when fourth in a red-hot AW handicap at Newcastle on Good Friday (6f); handles good and soft turf; should have a nice prize in him this summer.

10/1

16/1

  • Place: £11.40

Form: 15807- D

Last run: 205 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Six-time turf winner, including when completing a hat-trick over 5f/6f last summer; half-brother to a couple of AW winners, but still faces a stiff task from the outside stall after seven months off.

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3rd

5

(11)

28th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 3

16:50 Southwell (AW)

Paws For Thought

9st 3lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Donald McCain

Six-time turf winner, including when completing a hat-trick over 5f/6f last summer; half-brother to a couple of AW winners, but still faces a stiff task from the outside stall after seven months off.

16/1

7th

1

(5)

6th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

14:12 Ascot

Paws For Thought

11st 2lb

J: Miss Lucy Turner

T: Donald McCain

Following wind surgery he immediately won three in a row in the summer (7f/6f, good/good to soft) and is on a competitive mark on that form; however, he's gone off the boil more recently and a revival is required.

16/1

23th

21

(7)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ayr

Paws For Thought

9st 2lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Donald McCain

Instant benefits from a wind operation in May, winning 7f handicaps at Chester and Haydock before producing a career-best RPR when powering home in the Scottish Stewards' Cup; two defeats have followed but faced stiff task in a Listed race formerly and then had a duff draw last time; good Irish apprentice booked; prominent racer who should give it another good go.

22/1

Form: 1273-0 C

Last run: 72 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

8lb higher mark on the AW than on turf; same mark as when successful at Lingfield (7f, Polytrack) in February last year and can go well fresh, but a suspicion that he needs that extra furlong on the AW now.

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6th

6

(9)

12th May 2024

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0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Tiger Crusade

9st 3lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: David Simcock

in rear

10/1

4th

1

(10)

28th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 3

16:50 Southwell (AW)

Tiger Crusade

9st 9lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: David Simcock

8lb higher mark on the AW than on turf; same mark as when successful at Lingfield (7f, Polytrack) in February last year and can go well fresh, but a suspicion that he needs that extra furlong on the AW now.

10/1

Form: 3/420- CD BF

Last run: 240 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Two wins in the spring of of 2022 included one over C&D, but he didn't run very well at Thirsk (6f, good) last September on his return from an absence and has been off for another eight months since; comes with risk attached.

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5th

7

(9)

28th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 3

16:50 Southwell (AW)

Ingra Tor

9st 2lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Jack Channon

Two wins in the spring of of 2022 included one over C&D, but he didn't run very well at Thirsk (6f, good) last September on his return from an absence and has been off for another eight months since; comes with risk attached.

7/1

10th

3

(1)

1st Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:20 Thirsk

Ingra Tor

9st 7lb

J: William Buick

T: Jack Channon

Dual 6f scorer last spring who posted a very good second of 12 at Kempton (6f) in April; off since but he has won off a break before so still needs considering.

7/2

Form: 736-45 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

2-5 over C&D and has dropped 1lb below his last winning mark; has run with credit in both starts since returning this month and no surprise if he again runs well now returned to this venue.

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6th

11

(2)

28th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 3

16:50 Southwell (AW)

Shalaa Asker

8st 6lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

2-5 over C&D and has dropped 1lb below his last winning mark; has run with credit in both starts since returning this month and no surprise if he again runs well now returned to this venue.

7/1

5th

15

(4)

16th Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

13:50 Newmarket

Shalaa Asker

8st 7lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Good fourth at Kempton (6f) given he raced close to a strong pace but the AW has always been more his scene and he's 5-22 over 6f, as opposed to 1-17 over 5f.

9/1

Form: 1748-7

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Three wins over 5f last year, including at Newcastle (Tapeta) and Chelmsford (Polytrack); may not have handled the heavy ground at Bath three weeks ago on his return from five months off, but has something to prove on this first attempt at 6f.

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7th

4

(1)

28th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 3

16:50 Southwell (AW)

Rhythm N Hooves

9st 4lb

J: Joshua Bryan

T: Archie Watson

Three wins over 5f last year, including at Newcastle (Tapeta) and Chelmsford (Polytrack); may not have handled the heavy ground at Bath three weeks ago on his return from five months off, but has something to prove on this first attempt at 6f.

10/1

7th

7

(8)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 10y

Class 2

15:43 Bath

Rhythm N Hooves

8st 13lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

Saw off Kerdos in a Royal Ascot handicap (5f, good to firm) last summer but his progress stalled thereafter; untried on slower than good ground and others have more pressing claims.

10/1

8th
9 (4)
Billboa

4/1

Form: 021-11 D

Last run: 44 days

W: 8st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

In fine form on the Dundalk Polytrack since December, rattling off a hat-trick over 5f/6f; up another 5lb in his bid for the four-timer, but he is half-brother to a Tapeta winner so has to be considered.

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8th

9

(4)

28th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 3

16:50 Southwell (AW)

Billboa

8st 11lb

J: J F Egan

T: W P Browne

In fine form on the Dundalk Polytrack since December, rattling off a hat-trick over 5f/6f; up another 5lb in his bid for the four-timer, but he is half-brother to a Tapeta winner so has to be considered.

4/1

1st

6

(4)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

16:40 Dundalk (AW)

Billboa

8st 11lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: W P Browne

Hat-trick seeking 4yo won 6f maiden here in December and followed up over this trip on last month's return to handicap company (So Majestic fourth), winning with a bit in hand; 5lb rise okay and bold bid expected.

7/2

Form: 644822 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Holds his form remarkably well given his busy schedule and has run right up to his best in finishing runner-up over this trip at Lingfield and Kempton in his last two starts; has won twice here (6f/7f) and another big effort wouldn't surprise; stable also runs Billyjoh.

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9th

2

(6)

28th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 3

16:50 Southwell (AW)

Intervention

9st 6lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

Holds his form remarkably well given his busy schedule and has run right up to his best in finishing runner-up over this trip at Lingfield and Kempton in his last two starts; has won twice here (6f/7f) and another big effort wouldn't surprise; stable also runs Billyjoh.

7/1

2nd

4

(6)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:55 Kempton (AW)

Intervention

9st 6lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Michael Appleby

Ended 2023 on the up and he recorded the highest RPR of his 76-race career when second of 12 in a good sprint at Lingfield on Good Friday; 2lb higher mark might be enough to scupper him today.

8/1

25/1

Form: 98-968 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Five wins on the AW, including on Tapeta at Wolverhampton, but losing run is up to 19 and there was nothing in three starts since returning from six months off to suggest that is about to change.

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10th

10

(8)

28th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 3

16:50 Southwell (AW)

Strong Power

8st 10lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Brian Ellison

Five wins on the AW, including on Tapeta at Wolverhampton, but losing run is up to 19 and there was nothing in three starts since returning from six months off to suggest that is about to change.

25/1

8th

12

(8)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:55 Kempton (AW)

Strong Power

8st 13lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

New yard likely to find races for him this year but he never threatened behind Ferrous at Wolverhampton last month and only midfield at Doncaster a fortnight ago.

25/1

6th

6

(6)

24th Mar 2024

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 5

16:50 Doncaster

Strong Power

9st 4lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Gained his only turf win back in May 2019; starts this campaign off a reduced mark and a recent AW run should have sharpened him up; others stronger all the same.

16/1

16/1

Form: 22619- D

Last run: 218 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Two wins over 6f on turf for Ed Bethell last summer and now makes his debut for his new yard after seven months off; well held in his one attempt on the AW (at Newcastle); market may indicate what is expected.

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11th

8

(5)

28th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 3

16:50 Southwell (AW)

Rock Of England

9st 1lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Paul Midgley

Two wins over 6f on turf for Ed Bethell last summer and now makes his debut for his new yard after seven months off; well held in his one attempt on the AW (at Newcastle); market may indicate what is expected.

16/1

9th

2

(12)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

15:25 Newmarket

Rock Of England

10st 0lb

J: David Probert

T: Edward Bethell

Won in first-time blinkers at Hamilton (6f, good to firm) in June and more new headgear (visor) did the trick at Carlisle last time when nicely on top in the finish; capable of holding his form but he's off a career-high mark after going up 5lb.

4/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Al Barez

D Express:

Billyjoh

The Times:

Ingra Tor

POSTDATA:

Shalaa Asker

The Sun:

Billboa

RP RATINGS:

Rhythm N Hooves

NEWMARKET:

Tiger Crusade

Daily Mirror:

Billyjoh

TOPSPEED:

Al Barez

Telegraph:

Al Barez

Daily Record:

Al Barez

The Star:

Ingra Tor

THE NORTH:

Shalaa Asker